Klay Thompson’s Next Team If He Wants The Most Money

Klay Thompson’s Next Team If He Wants The Most Money

Klay Thompson is an unrestricted free agent this summer. As such, he has free reign to join whatever team he wants to go to.

Earlier this week, Thompson unfollowed the Golden State Warriors on social media. Then he cut ties with Stephen Curry.

Both moves earned a strong reaction from Draymond Green on Saturday.

Now the question becomes: if Thompson is leaving the Warriors, where can he go?

Well, it depends on the future Hall of Famer’s priorities. If he wants to win, he has to take a pay cut and go play for the Philadelphia 76ers or Orlando Magic in the East.

But if he wants the most possible money, there is really only one option for Thompson: the Detroit Pistons.

As noted by Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report, the move could make sense for all sides.

“The Pistons have plenty to spend, but they could have trouble attracting the top players on the free-agent market,” he wrote.

“They’ve been stacking a staggering (and league-leading) number of losses over the past five seasons. So, maybe the Pistons will show Thompson the most attention—and, more importantly, the most money—in free agency.

“They need shooting in the worst kind of way, could use more scoring help to take heat off of Cade Cunningham and might see Thompson’s pedigree and championship experience as key ingredients to help fuel an overdue culture change.”

The onus is now on Thompson to figure out where he wants to go from here.

If winning is a priority, the paths for him are clear. But if he is looking to cash in for what will likely be the final time in his career – the Pistons could make a whole lot of sense for him. 

Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.
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